No One Needs a Toxic Relationship
Hell No! I refuse to live through another day with yet another toxic relationship! I’m sure that almost everyone out there can relate. A toxic relationship is a relationship with anyone that takes, takes, takes, yet never gives back or gives back in harmful ways. Friends and family or even mere acquaintances that wear us down to the point of exhaustion; always asking for a favor, a loan or in many cases, just someone to listen to them, yet when it comes time to return the favor, they never do, or they don’t keep my best interests at heart when doing so. I’m not interested in continuing to associate with people who do not hold me in their highest regard. No one should have to deal with this type of person in his/her life. My first example of a toxic relationship focuses on my personal relationship with a friend of mine. After I recently found out that my father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; I desperately needed to talk to someone and vent my concerns. My friend Nina was the perfect person to discuss this with, or so I thought; having lost her own father to the same type of cancer several years previously. After a brief discussion on the phone, we made plans to get together the next night. Shortly after I arrived at her house, I proceeded to spew the mountains of information about my father’s condition, which had been given to me from my mother and sister. We spoke uninterrupted for about thirty seconds until she received the first of several text messages. We spent the rest of our conversation repeatedly interrupted by a barrage of text messages and phone calls that she felt the need to answer. I found this to be quite taxing, having been extremely stressed out already. I left her that night feeling exhausted and quite upset with her. I was upset to find out that in my...